At 6:30 a.m. on Friday April 29, Bruce Boudreau received a text message from Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray. Once he saw the note, Boudreau knew his time coaching the Ducks was probably over.
Boudreau’s Ducks had lost to the Nashville Predators in Game 7 of the first-round of the playoffs. It was the fourth straight Game 7 loss for the organization. Even though Boudreau had won four Pacific Division championships with the Ducks, he knew playoff failures in big games had defined his tenure.
“I knew (he didn’t text me) to congratulate me,” Boudreau said in a phone interview with PuckRead More »from Bruce Boudreau on Ducks' firing, Senators' interview, Wild's core